Our Supported Projects
Paperchain exists to support charities that work with street children in Uganda, getting to wear beautiful beads is a bonus.
The three main projects that we support are:
Dwelling Places is a Ugandan founded and run organisation that rescues, rehabilitates, reconciles and resettles children from the streets. The money raised by Paperchain is used to help fund the boys home and school section of Dwelling Places. This home is where boys from the streets are brought, they receive new clothes, a warm bed and interact with other young boys who have, sadly, had the same start to life. The school is often the first classrooms these children will have been in and it’s where they will learn to read, write, count and are prepared to enter into mainstream education. We believe education is the key to changing lives in Uganda.
New Beginnings was founded and continues to be run by a Northern Irish man from Kilkeel. The children’s village he has created is home to over 150 children from babies to young men and women ready to attend university. Many of these children have special needs and all have been abandoned, abused or neglected. New Beginnings aims to give them just that, a new beginning and a fresh start to become whoever they believe they can be. Paperchain supports the New Beginnings Nursery and Primary School which is where all of these children attend alongside some disadvantaged children in the community.
Back Yard Bible Club
Hannah and Nathan set-up a club where children in the local area could come to play, eat and learn. A local teenager came to translate and help; when Hannah and Nathan had to leave Uganda, Shadrack then took over the running of the club. The Back Yard Bible Club is held every Saturday afternoon in a local common area near Shardracks home. He saves his pocket money to buy snacks for the children and has enlisted his friends to help him run the club. We are so proud of Shadrack and the work he is doing. Paperchain are delighted to be able to send donations quarterly to help fund snacks, new toys and other items for the children.